Hardyes GCSE Aos2 Reich

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A revision quiz for Steve Reich's Electric Counterpoint

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What style of music is Electric Counterpoint?
  • 2. 
    What is an OSTINATO
    • A. 

      A question and answer melody

    • B. 

      A motif that is imitated in other parts

    • C. 

      A short repeating motif

  • 3. 
    What is the name of the technique used in minimalism where you gradually build up a motif by adding a few notes on each repeat.
  • 4. 
    • A. 

      The lowest sounding melody

    • B. 

      The melody that you get as a result of hearing the highest sounding notes as a new melody, when two or more motifs are played together.

    • C. 

      The result of playing one melody at half the speed of another.

  • 5. 
    What is the texture of this piece?
  • 6. 
    This piece uses 12/8 and 3/2 timesignatures at the same time.  What is this called?
  • 7. 
    Who was this piece written for?
  • 8. 
    What key does this piece start in?
  • 9. 
    What key does it change to later in the piece?
  • 10. 
    What is a Canon?
    • A. 

      When one part imitates another but not exactly.

    • B. 

      When one part copies another exactly.

    • C. 

      When one part copies another exactly but on a later beat.

  • 11. 
    Apart from Electric Guitar, what other instrument is used in this piece?
  • 12. 
    Give one technological effect used in this piece.
  • 13. 
    Which word best describes the slowly changing harmony in this piece?
  • 14. 
    Name a world music which had an influence on the development of minimalism.
  • 15. 
    When was this piece composed?
  • 16. 
    Why is this piece called Electric Counterpoint?
    • A. 

      Because it uses electric instruments and you have to count the beats.

    • B. 

      Becase it uses electric instruments and Counterpoint mean 'melodies working against each other' (like polyphonic)

    • C. 

      Because it used electricity in it's performance and Reich used lots of countermelodies to the main themes.

  • 17. 
    In the middle of the piece, the texture thickens, the dynamic gets louder and some of the guitars start playing with a different technique.  What technique is this?
  • 18. 
    What is the name for one note which is held under a changin harmony above?
  • 19. 
    Which word best describes different rhythms working against each other?
  • 20. 
    This piece would have been played live by seven musicians.
    • A. 


    • B.